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(Preliminary Schedule Subject to Change - Updated 2/13/2018)

Times are still being determined for speakers, below is an outline of conference topics that will be presented at the WDMA National Architectural Door Conference. 

Monday, May 7th

Baltimore Convention Center



2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Room TBD Baltimore Convention Center



4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Architectural Door Codes and Standards Committee/National Architectural Door Council Meeting
Room TBD Baltimore Convention Center


Tuesday, May 8th

Baltimore Convention Center


7:00 am - 8:00 am

Located Outside of Room TBD





8:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Tim Cox, Oregon Door, NADC Chairman





2018 Commercial/Multifamily Building Outlook

This opening session will review the current economic factors impacting the commercial, institutional and multifamily markets. What are the current economic fundamentals of the market and the strengths and weaknesses of these segments? Will we see improvement, decline or flat markets in 2018? The session will include forecasts of the educational, office, retail, health care, hotel, warehouse and multifamily market segments.

Speaker: Kermit Baker, Chief Economist, American Institute of Architects




Lessons Learned: Proper Storage & Handling of Architectural Wood Doors

Speaker: David Jordan,




Networking Break






Architectural Door Testing and Certification with UL

Speaker: Matt Schuman, Underwriters Laboratory




Networking Lunch





NFPA 80 & Research on Gap Size Influence on Fire Promulgation Update

Speaker: Keith Pardoe,
Pardoe Consulting Inc.





ADS 101: Understanding and Specifying with Architectural Door Standards

This session will be led by panel of industry standard experts on the proper use and function of the various architectural doors industry standards. Attendees will get an opportunity to listen to the committee members who develop the standards as they explain how the standards are intended to be used by architects and suppliers to specify architectural wood doors. At the end of the presentation, attendees will get a chance to ask the panel experts questions and get the answers to problems they may face on a day-to-day basis.

Speakers: Tim Cox, Oregon Door







4:00 pm

Closing Remarks/Adjourn







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